Winner announced for new Combustion Institute & Elsevier award

Adam Steinberg is recognized for his contributions with the inaugural Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award

The Combustion Institute and Elsevier, with the assistance of the Award selection committee, have selected Dr. Adam M. Steinberg, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto, to receive the inaugural Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award and prize of US $10,000. Dr. Steinberg has received this prestigious award for his significant contributions to combustion diagnostics, turbulent combustion science, and gas turbine combustion engineering.

Co-sponsored by The Combustion Institute and Elsevier, the annual international Award recognizes an early career researcher who has advanced a specific field of research within four to ten years of completing a doctoral degree or equivalent. The Award is named after Professor Hiroshi Tsuji, whose stable porous cylinder counterflow burner configuration has influenced fundamental studies and applications in laminar and turbulent combustion.

"I was thrilled to see the quality of the nominations," said The Combustion Institute President, Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus. "We are proud to have so many eminent young talents in the combustion community, and it is with great pleasure that we honour Dr. Steinberg with the inaugural Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award."

"It has been Elsevier's very great pleasure to work with the Combustion Institute in the development, running and now awarding of the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award," said Elsevier Executive Publisher, Katie Eve. "We are grateful to the Award committee for their support in reviewing the applications and selecting the winner from a very competitive field of candidates. Many congratulations to Dr. Steinberg"

The Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award will be presented to Dr. Steinberg during the 36th International Symposium on Combustion in Seoul, Korea. Learn more about the nomination and selection process here.

About the winner

Adam SteinbergDr. Steinberg is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, where he leads a team of researchers working in the fields of turbulent combustion, combustion dynamics, gas turbine engines, and laser diagnostics. He obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and subsequently worked at the German Aerospace Center Institute of Combustion Technology before joining the University of Toronto in 2011. His research attempts to bridge the gaps between high-fidelity laser diagnostics, deep data mining, and combustion phenomena at engine-relevant conditions, with particular emphasis on using high-repetition-rate diagnostics to describe and quantify causality. On winning the Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award, Dr. Steinberg said "Beyond the great honor I feel about receiving the inaugural Hiroshi Tsuji Award, it both inspires and enables me to keep learning. It is humbling to think about how much I do not know, even in the rather specific landscape of combustion diagnostics. I intend to use this Award to foster new collaborations, opening new routes of inquiry for me and my students."